Call for Papers: PAA-Europe Meeting 2015 in Madrid, Spain Museo de America 2-4 July 2015

The 2015 Annual Conference of the Pacific Arts Association–Europe will be held from Thursday 2 July to Saturday 4 July 2015 at the Museo de America, Madrid, Spain.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts for presentations at the conference is 1 March 2015.

Acceptance will be confirmed by 1 April 2015, giving participants time to make travel arrangements.

A detailed programme will be posted on our website once all presentations are confirmed.

Research Opportunity: Call for Proposals Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde

The National Museum of Ethnology calls for proposals for the Dr. Steven Engelsman Grant.

The Dr. Steven Engelsman Grant provides financial support to young scientific talent and wants to boost ethnographic research done on our collections.

Students of the Master of Museum Studies at Leiden University and Research Associates affiliated to Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde, can apply for a Dr. Steven Engelsman Grant.

Exhibition. ÖMIE ARTISTS . Contemporary Barkcloth Paintings from Papua New Guinea to tour Germany 2014-2015

ARTKELCH is pleased to present the first exhibition in Europe dedicated to the internationally celebrated Ömiewomen barkcloth artists from the remote mountain villages that surround the sacred volcano Huvaimo in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea.

From September 2014 to March 2015 the works will be shown at ARTKELCH in Freiburg, at the ARTKELCH collectors lounge close to Stuttgart and at the Museum für Völkerkunde in Munich.

Exhibition: From Samoa with Love? Samoan Ethnic Shows in the German Empire. Retracing the Footsteps. Five Continents Museum. Munich. Jan. 31 – Nov. 30, 2014

At the time of the German Empire romantic images of Samoa were influenced to a great extent by so-called ethnic shows (Völkerschauen) which were visited by millions of people. The images of foreign cultures popular in Germany at that time – and to this day – date back to this era.

Call for applications: OHCHR INDIGENOUS FELLOWSHIP - 2015 TRAINING PROGRAMME

The Indigenous Fellowship Programme was launched in 1997 by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People. The aim of the programme is to give indigenous persons the opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights issues in general and indigenous issues in particular. Trained participants are better equipped to assist their organisations and communities in protecting and promoting their rights.

Conference: Fashion in Fiction, Style Stories and Transglobal Narratives, 12-14 June, 2014

The study and practice of fashion is located across space and place as a form of creative expression and as a subject for academic analysis. This conference will focus on the material and non-material forms of fashion for a range of professional, commercial, historical, social, cultural and creative purposes.

CONFERENCE: OCEANSCAPES cooperation across the Pacific, 22-26 April, 2014, University of Sydney

The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth’s surface and contains thousands of islands. Yet, as Epeli Hau’ofa’s seminal paper about the ‘Sea of Islands’ shows, oceans are not a barrier, but highways to contact. This conference employs the concept of Oceanscapes from The Pacific Oceanscape Vision, introduced by President Anote Tong of Kiribati and endorsed by the Pacific Island Forum. It is a vision for cooperative conservation action and adaption to issues of climate change.